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LIJ September 2005

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Cover Story

Maxwell’s House
Solicitor. Silk. Rhodes Scholar. Government adviser. Civil rights campaigner. New Court of Appeal president Justice Chris Maxwell brings impressive credentials to a court showing some growing pains.


Feature Articles

Building a contractual framework for a domestic building project
Lawyers need to nail their understanding of building contracts to provide informed advice.

By Neil Mcphee

Divergent views on depreciation in the Federal Magistrates Court
There is more than one way to calculate the business depreciation expenses incurred by self-employed payers of child support.

By Simon Bacon

Last drinks: When do suppliers of alcohol owe a duty of care?
The High Court was divided in its approach when considering whether suppliers of alcohol owe a duty of care to customers who become intoxicated and then suffer injuries.

By Michael Edelstein

Weighty matters: when five kilos can make the difference to keeping a job
Although anti-discrimination law can be used to help injured workers, both the state and federal legislation provide exceptions to discrimination.

By Peter Holding

What’s wrong with the Charter of rights?
While raising the state’s human rights profile, the Victorian government’s preferred model for a Charter of Rights is essentially flawed.

By John Tobin

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